Saint Lucia welcomes Taiwanese Medical Volunteers
St. Jude Hospital hosted a reception on September 25, 2018 to welcome the Changhua Christian Hospital Medical Volunteer Team from Taiwan. Ambassador Douglas C.T. Shen, accompanied by his wife, Mr. Wayne Harrow, Chairman of Board, and Ms. Verna Charles, Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude Hospital, attended the welcome reception.
Ambassador Shen expressed his appreciation to the volunteers for travelling all the way from Taiwan to render medical service to local Saint Lucian people. He stated that a steady flow of personnel exchange has become a tradition since Changhua Christian Hospital and St. Jude Hospital signed the twinning agreement in 2009.
Ambassador Shen pointed out that over the years more than 120 medical experts from Taiwan have performed volunteer work at St. Jude Hospital, offering services to over 6,000 patients in southern Saint Lucia. Ambassador Shen also thanked St. Jude Hospital for hosting Taiwanese medical volunteers.
Mr. Harrow thanked Taiwan and Changhua Christian Hospital for the long-standing support, and for providing every year training programmes to St. Jude Hospital staff, who all benefit greatly from the knowledge and experience they have learned.
The five-member medical volunteer team will stay in St. Jude Hospital until October 6, providing services in neurology, otorhinolaryngology, and Chinese medicine.
Centre four, left to right: Ms. Verna Charles, CEO of St. Jude Hospital, Taiwanese Ambassador Douglas C.T. Shen, his wife Madame Shen and Mr. Wayne Harrow, Chairman of the Board (St. Jude Hospital), with Taiwanese medical volunteers.